We want to make sure that our 8K Undercliff event is as safe as possible. We are following government guidelines closely and will keep our website and social media up to date with any changes to the event.

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As always at our events the health and safety of our participants, staff and volunteers is our top priority. Although legal Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted, in line with Brighton & Hove council advice, we are taking advised steps to minimise the risk of transmission at the Undercliff Run.   

How we'll be keeping you safe on race day:

  • There will be hand sanitiser provided, which we encourage you to use before and after the race 
  • All touch points will be disinfected before and during the event, including toilets, bike racks, and the start/finish barriers. 
  • Encouraging social distancing, especially at cluster points such as toilets, start/finish line and food/drink van 

What you can do to keep safe:

  • Face masks are useful if you are in anyway unsure, so we welcome you to wear it in enclosed situations such as the information tent or toilets 
  • Please respect social distancing before, during and after the event  
  • When you have finished your race, please move away from the finish line so it is safe for other participants when they cross over the line 
  • If you have any symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in close contact with someone that has symptoms please do not attend your event. You can check your symptoms here.  
  • FYI Lateral Flow tests are available at most pharmacies

 Attached are the most recent guidelines from Sussex Resilience Forum which will be our guide for this event.* (dated April 2022)

Covid-19 Guidance for Event Organisers & Attendees

April 2022


The purpose of this document is set out local Public Health recommendations for reducing the risk of Covid-19 transmission at events across Sussex, in addition to the government guidance in the box above.

Recommended actions for events and attractions

Despite the lifting of the Covid-19 legal restrictions, there are still actions that those attending and organising events can take, to help reduce the risk of transmission. These can be incorporated into ‘Business as Usual’ processes:

  1. Carry out a Health & Safety risk assessment that includes risks from Covid-19, as well as other infections, such as food poisoning.
  2. Make sure customers know how to attend and enjoy your event safely. Clearly set out requirements and expectations in pre-event communications and through the use of signage.
  3. Request that customers do not attend if they have symptoms of Covid-19, even if mild.
  4. Ensure that staff and contractors do not come into work if they have symptoms of a respiratory infection or Covid-19, even if mild. From 1st April 2022, those with symptoms who have a high temperature or do not feel well enough to go to work or carry out normal activities will be advised to:
  5. Try to stay at home, avoid contact with other people and try not to attend work;
  6. Avoid close contact with anyone who they know is at higher risk of becoming seriously unwell if infected with COVID-19 and other respiratory infections; and,
  7. Resume normal activities once they feel well enough to do so and no longer have a high temperature if they had one.
  8. Avoid congestion (pinch points) in event layouts and facilitate the ability of people to carry out physical distancing and spacing during the design stage of any event.
  9. Make sure the event is well-ventilated – to reduce the amount of virus in the air.
  10. Clean often, with a particular focus on surfaces that people touch a lot, ensure this message is relayed to contractors and exhibit / stall holders etc.
  11. Provide plenty of hand washing and hand sanitising stations, as well as signage encouraging staff and customers to use them regularly, especially in areas where food is being consumed.
  12. Encourage the wearing of face coverings by staff and customers, in crowded or enclosed spaces, especially at times when Covid rates are high. Consider how you can make this as easy as possible for people to do, including through the supply of face-coverings for people who need them.
  13. Communicate with and train staff, contractors, stall holders on the steps you are taking and what actions they should take.
  14. Encourage any unvaccinated staff and the public to take up the offer of vaccination without further delay. It is never too late to have your first vaccine. Refer to latest vaccination guidance. There are lots of resources available to promote and provide true information about vaccination at:

Additional Public Health support and guidance can be accessed via the local the Safety Advisory Group (SAG) process.

Guidance for anyone attending an event:

Organisers may want to issue guidance to attendees, as part of their pre-event communications. This is particularly useful for large events with crowds, such as elite sport events with spectators, large music events and festivals. This could include asking attendees to take a range of measures to protect themselves and others from Covid-19 and other respiratory infections, including:

  • People should consider their own health and wellbeing, considering if they wish to travel to, and attend, such an event (considering their own age and any health conditions or vulnerabilities).
  • Not attending the event if they have symptoms of respiratory infections, including COVID-19.
  • Adhering to any relevant COVID-19 safety measures in place at the event, including observing directions given by stewards and in the pre event information.
  • Practising good hygiene by making use of handwashing and sanitising facilities, and covering coughs and sneezes
  • Consider wearing a face covering or a face mask in crowded or enclosed spaces.